Auntie's Fantasy

The Beatles
Auntie's Fantasy - CD cover Auntie's Fantasy - CD back
Auntie's Fantasy - Front Cover Auntie's Fantasy - Back Cover

Label His Master's Choice
Catalogue No. HMC 021
Release Date 18th December 2012
Total Time Disc 1 - 61:14
Disc 2 - 65:59
(from the sleeve)
TMOQ Gazette - Volume 9 - Auntie's Fantasy (In Finger Licking Quality)
Part 1
- THE BEATLES IN CONCERT - First broadcast 5th May 1999 on BBC Radio 2 and hosted by your old mate, Brian Matthew himself !
The BBC came up with the idea to compile together various live recordings and create a "fantasy concert" to showcase the performing Beatles across the years.
The songs were chosen from radio shows, TV performances, actual live concerts and even one from the legendary outdoor rooftop concert of January 1969.
The sound quality is excellent throughout and the results are quite enjoyable with some of the original spoken introductions left intact to make it feel like a single show.

Part 2
* Kicking off this second disc is a completely new and previously unheard recording - a live rendition of All My Loving from the Johanneshov Isstadion, Stockholm on 28th July 1964.
* Followed by The Hollywood Bowl.
We now present yet another version that has recently been unearthed and made it's way down The Beatles helter skelter of destiny, once again sounding cleaner than all previous versions.
* To round off this collection, we present the soundtracks from a series of Pathé newsreels that contain some intriguing insights into the live Beatles - from the original master tapes.

JPGR Comments :
The fantasy live concert feel to the main disc doesn't really include anything essential, nothing new, but it does make a nice listen.
But, a purchase of this set is made essential by the extras on disc two !
As mentioned on the cover, the Hollywood Bowl 1964 concert is from a new tape source and really is very nice.
Plus with the new Swedish 1963 All My Loving, it's a done deal and as a pressed silver disc this is a must have.

Another nice presentation in the "TMOQ Gazette" style.
A solid card DVD-sized booklet with 24 pages of information, pictures and an interview from 9th May 1965 with Sandy Lesberg at the Dolphin Restaurant in London following a full day of shooting on the set of "Help !"

C.D. One

No Tracklisting Comments Time
1 Station ID Radio 2 0:15
2 Introduction By Brian Matthews 0:47
3 Some Other Guy Recorded 19th June 1963 for broadcast 23rd June on Easy Beat 2:03
4 Interview "Paul's 21st Birthday" 0:25
5 I Saw Her Standing There Recorded 16th October 1963 for broadcast 20th October on Easy Beat 2:32
6 I'll Get You Recorded 13th October 1963 from live broadcast of Sunday Night at the London Palladium 2:06
7 Please Please Me Recorded 16th October 1963 for broadcast 20th October on Easy Beat 2:07
8 Intermezzo "Paul and the Royal Variety invite" 0:27
9 She Loves You Recorded 4th November 1963 for The Royal Variety Performance
Live at the Prince of Wales theatre. Broadcast 10th November.
10 Till There Was You 2:43
11 Twist & Shout 3:12
12 From Me To You Recorded 24th October 1963 for Sveriges Radio (Sweden)
Live at the Karlaplan Studios.
13 Money 2:56
14 Roll Over Beethoven 2:19
15 I Wanna Hold Your Hand Recorded 2nd December 1963 for The Morecambe and Wise Show
Live at the ATV Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire.
Broadcast some months later on 18th April 1964
16 All My Loving Recorded 9th February 1964 for The Ed Sullivan Show 2:24
17 Boys From the Live At The Hollywood Bowl album
These two tracks were actually from different shows over a year apart:
Boys from 23rd August 1964 - Hard Day's Night from 30th August 1965
18 A Hard Days Night 3:06
19 I Feel Fine Live for the ITV show "Blackpool Night Out".
Recorded and broadcast Sunday 1st August 1965 from the ABC theatre Blackpool from 9:10 to 10:05 p.m.
This was the Beatles ONLY British television appearance to promote Help! ... and the first solo stage performance of "Yesterday".
Often bootlegged, but this is from Anthology 2
20 Ticket To Ride 2:40
21 Yesterday 2:41
22 Help ! 2:49
23 Baby's In Black From the Live At The Hollywood Bowl album
These two tracks were actually from different shows over a year apart:
Baby's In Black from 30th August 1965 (spoken intro from previous night's performance !)
Long Tall Sally from 23rd August 1964
24 Long Tall Sally 3:20
25 Get Back Live from the Apple rooftop in Savile Row on 30th January 1969 3:32
26 Hollywood Bowl Compilation Recordings from the shows edited together by Roger Scott.
This was found amongst Roger's tapes after his death, it's purpose unknown.

C.D. Two

No Tracklisting Comments Time
Live In Sweden - 28th July 1964
1 All My Loving This recording came to light during events marking the 50th anniversary of Love Me Do in
October 2012 when Swedish collector Staffan Olander presented a three-part series on Sveriges Radio.
During the first part this track was aired and caused quite a stir as it may mean there is a complete unheard concert in someone's archives.
So far, this is the only track that has been revealed.
Hollywood Bowl Concert - 23rd August 1964
2 Introduction A show that has been well known for years, recorded 23rd August 1964
It's first appearance came from a Capitol acetate that was copied and mis-identified as the Shea Stadium concert.
Later releases corrected the title and improved the sound quality as sources were found closer to the master.
This recently unearthed version is again said to be cleaner than all previous versions ......
3 Twist And Shout 1:15
4 You Can't Do That 2:44
5 All My Loving 2:13
6 She Loves You 2:31
7 Things We Said Today 2:18
8 Roll Over Beethoven 2:18
9 Can't Buy Me Love 2:48
10 If I Fell 2:30
11 I Want To Hold Your Hand   3:01
12 Boys 2:09
13 A Hard Days Night 3:14
14 Long Tall Sally 4:03
Pathe News Reel - Soundtracks
15 Beatles Come To Town Filmed November 1963 at the ABC Cinema, Ardwick, Manchester
An introduction describes scenes in and around the cinema, then The Beatles are showcased
performing She Loves You, Twist And Shout and a brief part of From Me To You
16 BCTT - She Loves You 2:29
17 BCTT - Twist And Shout 1:26
18 Off To America 7th February 1964 at London Airport to catch their Pan Am flight to New York 1:23
19 Conquer America A follow-up to the previous newsreel as Pathe are on hand as
The Beatles arrive in New York and give their first press conference
20 Welcome Home Pathe returned to London Airport to film the scenes as The Beatles arrive back in the U.K. 5:26
21 Get Show Biz Top Award 19th March 1964 at The Dorchester to collect awards for Show Business Personalities of 1963
from The Variety Club of Great Britain.
22 Take Over Holland 5th June 1964 - The Beatles (with Jimmy Nicol) arrive at Schiphol Airport and then on to
Amsterdam where they took a trip on the canals. That evening newsreel cameras filmed a performance in Blokker,
but the film was overdubbed with the studio recording before release.
23 Conquer Aussies 12th June 1964 - The Beatles (with Jimmy Nicol) arrive in Adelaide and Ringo rejoins on 14th in Melbourne 2:26

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